Retired - Black & Gold Skull Jewelry Set

PROJECT S3000
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Beginner
This necklace is full of mystery and charm! It has an assortment of Czech glass beads and a few hidden skull beads that combine beautifully to make a unique piece. Perfect for those who like jewelry with a dark touch.
Instructions
  1. We are going to start by making the necklace. Cut 24 inches of beading wire and string the tip through a crimp bead.
  2. String on your clasp (pull the clasp and jump ring down about 2 inches along your beading wire), then loop the beading wire back through the crimp bead. Pull snug so that you have a small loop.
  3. Using your crimp pliers, crimp your crimp bead. Snip off any excess beading wire (of the shorter piece of wire) using your flush cutters.
  4. Start stringing onto the wire your collection of various beads. I strung my wire with beads in no particular order, but if you'd like, you can follow a sequence. Just keep color and bead size in mind. I used an assortment of 10 small beads: Czech fire polish glass beads in black, topaz, mustard and bronze, Czech cathedral glass beads in topaz and amethyst, and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Crystal bicones in smokey quartz and jet black. Please see photo for general idea of color matching and spacing.
  5. Once you reach the middle of your wire, you can add your skull beads. I added three skull beads near the center of my necklace, just off to the side, as a focal point.
  6. Continue stringing the assorted beads as you wish.
  7. Once you've reached the end, string another crimp bead, add your jump ring, and string the wire back through the crimp bead. Pull snug.
  8. Take your crimping pliers and crimp the bead. Cut off any excess wire using your flush cutters. All done with the necklace!
  9. Now we are going to make the bracelet. The following instructions make an 8" bracelet, if you want yours larger or smaller, adjust the amount of beading wire you cut in the next step.
  10. Cut 12 inches of beading wire.
  11. String on a crimp bead and a jump ring (pull them both down about 2 inches along the beading wire) and loop the beading wire back through your crimp bead. Pull the wire until it is snug and crimp your crimp bead with your crimping pliers.
  12. Begin stringing your beads.
  13. Based on how you completed your necklace, you can follow the same general instructions for your bracelet. I strung 22 assorted beads, followed by the skull bead, then another 24 beads. Bracelet is all done!
  14. For the earring, please follow the instructions below, remembering to repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  15. Thread your skull bead onto your 2� eye pin. Next, add the following beads to the eye pin: one Czech cathedral glass amethyst bead, one Czech cathedral glass matte jet black/gold bead, one Czech fire polish bronze bead, one SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Crystal bicone jet black bead and one mustard yellow Czech fire polish glass bead.
  16. Once you're done adding beads, create a wrapped wire loop using your round nose pliers.
  17. Open a jump ring using your flat nose pliers and loop it to your eye pin beneath the skull bead. Before closing the jump ring, add the amethyst colored rivoli pendant. Close the jump ring.
  18. Open the loop at the base of your earring hook (just like a jump ring) and link it to the wrapped wire loop at the top of your earring segment. Close the loop back up.
  19. Enjoy your lovely necklace, bracelet and earring set!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-67543 - Beadalon Wire Satin Gold 7 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
    Project uses 36 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6292 -
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3310 -
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-4015 - Antiqued Brass Closed Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1205 - Beadalon Gold Plated Crimp Tubes 1.3mm (75 Beads)
    Project uses 15 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2401 - Antiqued Brass Curved Lobster Clasps 12mm (6)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3390 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 3mm Round Jet Black (50)
    Project uses 11 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3412 -
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-6410 - Czech Cathedral Glass Tiny Beads 4mm Topaz/Silver Ends (25)
    Project uses 21 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3439 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Purple Iris (50)
    Project uses 32 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-33100 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 3mm Round Crystal With Color Mix (50)
    Project uses 9 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-6670 - Czech Cathedral Glass Beads 6mm Matte Jet Black/Gold Ends (25)
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-9621 - Czech Glass Small Black And Gold Color Skull Beads Pendants 11.5mm (10)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3366 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 3mm Round Mustard Yellow (50)
    Project uses 22 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-6948 - Czech Cathedral Glass Beads 8mm Amethyst Glow/Gold Ends (10)
    Project uses 2(1) pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-3456 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Green Iris (50)
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBB-1315 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 3mm, 25 Pieces, Jet Black
    Project uses 20 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCZ-5818 - Preciosa Czech Crystal Beads 8mm Bicone 'Black Diamond' (8)
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCV-20 - Vintage Lucite Antiqued Gold Toned Rivoli Pendants - Amethyst 16mm (8)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5265 - Mighty Crimping Pliers Large Crimpers For 3mm Crimps
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Halloween
Ingredients XCR-67543, FHP-6292, FEA-3310, FJR-4015, FCR-1205, FCL-2401, BCP-3390, BCP-3412, BCP-6410, BCP-3439, BCP-33100, BCP-6670, BCP-9621, BCP-3366, BCP-6948, BCP-3456, SWBB-1315, BCZ-5818, BCV-20,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Beadalon Wire Satin Gold 7 Strand .015 Inch / 30Ft
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.45 / Package | SKU: XCR-67543
Beadalon Gold Plated Crimp Tubes 1.3mm (75 Beads)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 75 Pieces.
$3.75 / Package | SKU: FCR-1205
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 3mm Round Jet Black (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.15 / Package | SKU: BCP-3390
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Purple Iris (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.85 / Package | SKU: BCP-3439
Czech Cathedral Glass Beads 6mm Matte Jet Black/Gold Ends (25)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$5.75 / Package | SKU: BCP-6670
Final Sale - Czech Glass Small Black And Gold Color Skull Beads Pendants 11.5mm (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$2.51 / Package | SKU: BCP-9621
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 3mm Round Mustard Yellow (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: BCP-3366
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Green Iris (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.65 / Package | SKU: BCP-3456
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 3mm, 25 Pieces, Jet Black
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$2.59 / Package | SKU: SWBB-1315
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.75 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Mighty Crimping Pliers Large Crimpers For 3mm Crimps
$15.35 / Package | SKU: XTL-5265
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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